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Box Jointed Birdhouse

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Project by Shrub posted 1761 days ago 1593 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid Maple birdhouse made with box joints on all four sides. The rusted roof was cut from an old fifty gallon drum. The perch was taken off the end of an old butcher’s steel. This birdhouse needs some vents in the back and a way to open it for cleaning. This was more of an experiment using my Leigh jig.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia





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RetiredCoastie

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#1 posted 1761 days ago

It looks like the experiment worked, nice tight joints. The roof idea is very nice. Good work.

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#2 posted 1761 days ago

looks great…loving your style(s)...

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Mark Shymanski

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#3 posted 1761 days ago

That is one high end birdhouse, the neighbour birds will be jealous LOL!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 1761 days ago

It’s very good as woodworking experience…unfortunately I don’t think it may work as actual birdhouse. I have built some of them – well, not so nice – and I can testify that birds don’t like glue or varnish. If one wants the birds to nest inside a birdhouse, he has to use old wood, maybe quite rotten, without any human/industrial smell, using simple nails for fastening.
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Good work anyway for me too :).

-- Antonio

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#5 posted 1761 days ago

Really very nice looking birdhouse.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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rrdesigns

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#6 posted 1727 days ago

This piece is too nice for wild birds. Just hang it up for show. Great look, nice job.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#7 posted 1727 days ago

Hey Shrub
Your bird houses always blow me away this one is really cool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1727 days ago

Man thats beautiful ! Really nice joinery, well done. I love the roof.If you had been near me I could have given you a few sheets of copper for the job.still looks great.too good for a bird wish I lived there LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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